Special Olympic Games – Los Angeles 2015
The games began with a fantastic opening ceremony with visitors from all over the world being welcomed by Michele Obama and enterained by Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne and Nicole Scherzinger.
In among the thousands in attendance in Los angeles was our own Steven Bryce, fresh from competing in the Scottish Mens League at a damp Kilmarnock on the 5th of July.
Steven won silver in the 800m final at the Loker Stadium, Los Angeles on Thursday the 30th of July with a personal best time of 2:06.49. A fantastic achievement for Steven who will no doubt be celebrating with his father Allan and mother Lorraine.
If he thought life couldn’t get any better, he was in for a surprise when on Saturday the 1st of August he won gold in the final of the 1500m in the same stadium with a time of 4:18.48.
We know that Steven has been working towards these games for a very long time and he deserves every success.
His coach Tommy Boyle must take a lot of credit for preparing Steven to compete at the highest level. Congratulations to Steven and all his supporters, well done.